After troubled teenager Kelly Jameson (Nicholle Tom) physically assaults her mother, Laura (Mel Harris) during a disagreement, Laura allows the police to keep Kelly in jail overnight.
When Laura goes to pick up Kelly, Kelly ends up getting sent to a juvenile detention center where she is assaulted by inmates and abused by the system. It's up to Laura to free her daughter.
- Mel Harris as Laura Hyler
- Nicholle Tom as Kelly Jameson
- Alex Carter as Rob Hyler
- Stuart Stone as Steven Hyler
- Mary Mara as Marcy Hackman
- Patricia Collins as Bette
- Venus DeMilo Thomas as Sheray
- Alicia Bergman as Devon
- Deborah Pollitt as Geena
- Sara Sahr as Amber
- Martin Roach as Tony Barrow
- Marion Gilsenan as Judge Patricia Gorham
- David Ferry as Judge Keiter